New York's China Town; An Historical Presentation of Its People and Places

By: Beck, Louis J.

Price: $95.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good-plus


Book is clean and tightly bound, but does show wear to crown and tail of spine including a small piece missing at crown. Hinges are tight, but back one shows a repair made with Japan paper similar in color to endpapers. Hinge is strong and tight, but you can see cracking to pages through repair paper (see photo). Silver ornamentation is bright on both face and spine and there are no names or writing. Book provides a detailed history of New York City's China Town during the last decade of the 19th century. Text is plentiful and detailed and is augmented by both both small black and white photos and drawings of daily life.The author covers quite a few topics including governance, the Chinese restaurants and laundries, the seclusion of women, family life, music, opium smoking (includes a detailed drawing of the apparatus), playing fan-tan, Chinese lotteries, prostitution, slave girls, Chinese funerals, Chinese cemeteries and much more. A fascinating book of 329 pages.

Title: New York's China Town; An Historical Presentation of Its People and Places

Author Name: Beck, Louis J.

Categories: Social Sciences, China, New York City,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Bohemia Publishing Company: 1898

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good-plus

Jacket Condition: No DJ

Seller ID: 24769A

Keywords: New York China Town. Social Sciences. New York City History. New York Chinatown